- About the OUAC
- OUAC Employment Opportunities
- COU Employment Opportunities
- Core Competencies
- Life at the OUAC
About the OUAC
Located in Guelph, the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) processes applications for admission to undergraduate, law, medical, rehabilitation sciences and teacher education programs at Ontario’s universities.
We employ approximately 85 full-time employees year-round, as well as an additional 10 part-time employees during our peak processing cycle. A third of our employees are bilingual (English and French).
We provide a progressive and supportive working environment for our employees, along with competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.
Our employees enjoy 2 weeks of vacation in their first year of employment, which increases to 4 weeks of vacation in their second year of employment. The OUAC also makes robust contributions toward the employee group RRSP.
OUAC Employment Opportunities
The OUAC values equity, diversity and inclusion and believes that every person has a right to equal treatment. We are strengthened by diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. We have equitable and accessible employment practices, based on the principles specified in Ontario legislation (Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act [AODA]). Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request.
COU Employment Opportunities
The OUAC is a division of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU).
These valued core competencies are central to the way our organization and employees work:
- Continuous Learning
- Effective Communication
- Problem Solving
- Quality of Work
Life at the OUAC
Those who have joined our team have experienced a workplace that is collaborative and inspiring.
An employee of 6 years describes how “Collaborating with co-workers, universities, guidance counsellors and students adds variety, and it’s rewarding to work with so many people to better help all of our stakeholders”.
Another employee, who has been with us for 12 years, notes, “We have a very active social committee that makes our work day fun”.
Barbecues, birthday celebrations and game tournaments are all part of life at the OUAC.
Employees agree that the camaraderie and sense of purpose they find through their work here benefit them personally and professionally.
An employee of 29 years shares, “The OUAC has assisted me tremendously in growing with the industry”.
A new employee explains, “I feel supported by my immediate team and the organization as a whole, which, in turn, helps me challenge myself to learn new things and develop new skills…The people who work here truly believe in and care about what they do”.
We support and encourage our employees to maintain a healthy lifestyle. For example, our employees collectively take part in community activity challenges, and we often host wellness-themed lunch and learn sessions.
We are also dedicated to providing a responsive, environmentally sound and cost-effective service to Ontario’s universities, their applicants and our employees.